I wonder when I read complaints that “we failed because we were short of resources”.
This wonderment arises from my knowledge of the fact only twenty-two amino acids. However, they combine to produce millions of different proteins with different properties and shapes such as globular and linear.
From few resources, they produce abundance.
Creative management is to have few resources and turns them into abundance.
The problem is when resources are inactive and not ready to link with each other that we complain of shortages of resources. This is one part of the problem. The second part is the management mishandling of resources.
Teams do not need too many ideas to work on. More, teams need active ideas that they may share and whip or fry them to produce many ideas that are more possible.
Whipping ideas or frying them is similar to whipping eggs whites or frying eggs albumen and yolk. The globular proteins in eggs upon whipping or frying produce omelets of different qualities.
Upon frying, for example, the energy causes these proteins to move around to collide with each other and decline the bonds between the different protein strands. Eventually, the globular structure starts to unfold. This process allows the strands of proteins to bond with each other and coagulate.
Coagulation of egg whites changes them from transparent to opaque as the egg with more frying.
Are employees different in their behavior? Instead of being transparent with the management, they turn opaque and lose their transparency.
Mechanical whipping does the same. Management should realize that if they have even few employees these humans might react in surprising ways to lessen their stresses. They may combine into shadow groups and these groups may unite to produce opaqueness and keep management in the dark.
Creative management does not complain about limited resources. Instead, creative management thinks differently and focuses on the possibility of activating employees. This way, employees become more alert to experimenting and finding new solutions. As if twenty-two amino acids are able to produce millions of proteins, so employees can do.
It is not the lack of ideas. It is the lack of the proper whipping of ideas. It is the tendency to keep what worked in the past intact. Employees do not engage in whipping their ideas for management wants to keep what proved successful before.
Whipping of ideas provides surprises, new connections, emerging properties, unique properties and is a journey of discovery.
Do not tell me how many ideas you have. Tell me how much freedom you allow for these ideas to bond to each other.
Creative management can make possibilities far greater than the resources they have. Creative management Knows when to “break” the eggshells so that the flow of ideas, mixing them and whipping them or frying them becomes possible.
Creative management is turning scarcity to abundance by creative ideas and approaches and allowing enough flexibility to allow for mixing and whipping of ideas and resources.